((This is from a couple weeks ago, but I couldn’t upload it until now. Enjoy))
It’s funny. When I tell people up here that I’m leaving, and they ask me when, and I say July 23rd, their response is always “Wow, that soon?”
When I tell people down south that I’m leaving, and they ask me when, and I say July 23rd, their response is always “Wow, that’s a while away still eh?”
It’s like northern Canada and southern Canada are on different planets. It’s like the north revolves around the sun more rapidly than the south. Time passes much faster “up here” than “down there.”
But regardless of how fast you flip the pages of your calendar, no matter how you slice it, I’ve got a month left in Rankin Inlet.
And I’m trying to make the most of it.
Last weekend, and the weekend before, I spent my time at a friend’s cabin. In between West Wing marathons and packing, I’ve been taking pictures. Some pretty nice ones, if I do say so myself.
Wanna see? Okay. (By the way, I know very well people like me – aka those in Nunavut with shit-tacular internet connections don’t really wait for these photos to load, and skip over them. That’s okay, I understand. But I promise you, I’m only uploading those I think are interesting and/or would appeal to you. They are pretty. Promise 🙂 )
That’s Sully and Kimmik (Inuktitut for “dog” :P) gazing out the door of Good Friend Nat’s Cabin.
The view from behind G.F.N’s cabin. This water is fed from the inlet that makes Rankin Inlet.
Mysterious wavy vegetation “out the road”
Massive Inukshuk out the main road to the Diane River
I snipe-ed a sik-sik! (aka cross between a ground hog, gopher, guinea pig etc. etc.) These guys literally have NO FEAR. I was maybe 20 feet away, with a dog, and a Honda and he came out FURTHER to play. Go figure.
What did you expect? It’s RANKIN!
See Dad? You would have been JUST FINE in Rankin. 😛
See? There ARE flowers on the tundra. You just gotta look.
Sometimes, especially at Nat’s cabin, I’m reminded of Peggy’s Cove.
Sometimes I feel artsy. And like to take photos of myself in B&W. Sometimes I’m happy with how the look. This is one of those times.
Kimmik tries to take Sully for a walk. Sully is not impressed. In the end, they don’t go for a walk. I’m not surprised.
Okay, that’s all for the day. Hope you enjoyed a little glance at Rankin!